# Mathos hosted the 8th Croatian Mathematical Congress

From July 2nd to 5th, 2024, the School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics hosted the 8th Croatian Mathematical Congress, the largest scientific gathering of mathematicians in Croatia, organized every four years. The congress brought together around two hundred experts from all over the world, promoting the exchange of knowledge and the latest achievements in mathematics.

The congress was organized in collaboration with the Croatian Mathematical Society, the School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, University of Osijek, and the Osijek Mathematical Society. Over four days, participants had the opportunity to attend plenary lectures, invited talks, presentations, and poster sessions, covering a wide range of topics in theoretical and applied mathematics. After the opening, the Croatian Mathematical Society “Ante Mimica” Award was presented, this year awarded to **Nina Kamčev**, an associate professor at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. Nina Kamčev is a recent returnee to Croatia and notably, the first woman to receive the Croatian Mathematical Society “Ante Mimica” Award for outstanding scientific contribution by a young mathematician. In addition to the certificate, the award includes a monetary prize of 3.000 EUR.

The plenary speakers at the Congress were **Davor Dragičević** from the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka; **Marcela Hanzer** from the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb; **Vlada Limić** from the Université de Strasbourg; **Antun Milas** from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, SUNY-Albany; **Filip Najman** from the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb; **Felix Otto** from the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences and **Peter Šemrl** from the Institute of Mathematics, Physics, and Mechanics in Ljubljana.

It is important to highlight that among the 16 invited speakers at the Congress, there were two faculty members from the School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics: full professor **Ivan Matić** and associate professor **Danijel Grahovac**.

In addition to the scientific program, the Congress provided an opportunity for networking and forming new collaborations, which is invaluable for the further development of mathematical research and education. The Congress also attracted a large number of young mathematicians, which is an encouraging sign for the future of mathematics in Croatia.